My Mostest Favoritest Reads of 2011!
Do you know what is easy to say? “I’m going to write a ‘favorites of 2011’ list!” Do you know what is not so easy to do? Yup. Write a ‘favorites of 2011’ list.
Do you guys go back and look at all the books that you have read in one year? Not necessarily the physical books, but at least a list of them? I read 125 books in 2011. Not as many as last year, but still pretty impressive if I do say so myself. And when I look at the titles of the books I read, I can’t help but feel that I read some pretty damn good books. Did I miss many books that I just “absolutely have to read”? Absolutely. Will I ever get to all of the books I am told I absolutely must read? Bubble bursting moment here but probably not. But I still think I made a pretty good dent in my to-read and wish lists this past year.
When it came time to write my Favorites of 2010 list, I had trouble. Mostly because I had to go through all the books I read in that year and try to remember exactly what I thought of them. I may have gone back to read some of my own reviews too. I bet you’re thinking I must have felt kind of ridiculous doing that. Well yes. Yes I did. So this year I decided that I would start my list in January! As soon as I finished a book that I thought should end up on my year-end list, I wrote it down. Well as I was preparing to write this post, I checked my list and low and behold it had 37 books on it! *sigh* So much for a top 10. But I did manage to widdle it down a bit and what is left is what I am going to share with you today.
Just a couple little notes before I begin. The list is in order from my mostest favorite to my favorite read. And I sort of divide my list into categories. It not only makes things easier but it also allows me to sneak in more books onto my list. *g*
So here we go… *drumroll*
My Absolute Most Favorite Reads of 2011 – that were published in 2011
And let’s not forget…
My favorite reads of 2011 – not published in 2011
My favorite covers this year (of the books I read). Yes, I am aware that the cover has nothing to do with the book or the author, but they’re still really nice to look at. And there are others, but these are my most favorite.
My favorite new find – a.k.a. a series you absolutely must check out!
Series/Story Arcs endings that were truly kick ass
Favorite new series (with more than one book in it so far)
And this year, I am going to talk about the men. My Favorite Book Men of 2011. I have three categories of men.
First, my old standbys
Next, my new favorite men that I discovered in 2011
Rune Lon Atticus
And finally, the men who could come into a room and say “Come here babe. We need to go to Wal-Mart because I’m out of Metamucil” and I would *super swoon*
So there you have it. My loooooong arsed Favorites of 2011 list. Did some of my picks make it onto your Favorites list?